Thursday, October 18, 2007

Page 1 Consider (10/18)

  • What's Her Damage? Read this story about the Bush administration's ongoing warrantless wiretapping chicanery and tell me if you don't just want to deck Rep. Heather Wilson of New Mexico as much as I do. Heather says Nancy Pelosi "underestimated the intelligence of the American people and the bipartisan majority in the Congress to understand what matters most: preventing another terrorist attack." This is not what we need, Heather. I'm so tired of these politicians trying to fuck with us and scare people as an excuse to violate the principles on which our country was founded. (Oh, and not doing any actual work.) If you're as disgusted as I am, send her a note like I did at (And why are you disguising yourself as a lesbian, anyway?)

  • Oprah's Weight Gain: She's gonna try this -- now??? The last time I heard that one was from the fat lunch lady at Hiller Elementary school. (OMG)

  • Six of One, Half Million of the Other: Along Turkey’s border with Iraq on Wednesday, Gen. Ilker Basbug, commander of the Turkish land forces, told villagers in Besagac that the killing of 12 Turks in late September by Kurdish rebels was “a crime against humanity." 1.5 million Armenians? Ah. Just a litte mishap. (NYT)

  • Changing Lanes: A former San Antonio police officer sentenced to 24 years and four months in prison for the rape and beating of a transsexual woman should get a new trial the original judge in the case has told an appeals court. Apparently now they had consensual sex in her car the night he pulled her over. (365Gay)

  • Sinfully Delicious: Don't you hate it when you "accidentally" give Communion to crossdressing nuns? (AP)

  • Attorney General-ly Sounds Good: President Bush’s nominee for attorney general, Michael B. Mukasey, sure is saying a lot of the right things: "Torture is unlawful under the laws of this country," Mukasey said. "It is not what this country is all about. It is not what this country stands for. It’s antithetical to everything this country stands for. Soldiers of this country liberated concentration camps toward the end of World War II and photographed what they saw there as a record of the barbarism we opposed. We didn’t do it that so that we could then duplicate it ourselves." And "I think it’s been obvious from events of the last several years that everybody is better off -- the president is better off, the Congress is better off, the country is better off -- when everybody’s rolling in the same direction,” he said. “When the president acts pursuant to his authority with help from the Congress, with the tools that the Congress provides, then we don’t have to get into butting heads over who can and who can’t." Let's just hope he keeps his word. (NYT)

  • Who Hasn't Said This, Though? "O.J. said 'Hey, just bring some firearms,'" Walter Alexander told police in a transcript of his tape-recorded statement. (AP)

  • Lucky Star: You'd think I was some huge Ricky Martin fan with the way I've been writing about him lately, but I did have to mention that he got his star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame yesterday. Congrats! (AP)

  • Hugo's Boss: Now Venezuela is going to amend its constitution to give protections to gays? Are you paying attention, Mr. Bush? (365Gay)

  • Tricks and Treats: Wanna know what the Top 5 places to be on Halloween if you're a 'mo are? (OutTraveler)

  • Formidable Opponent: I think it's hilarious that Stephen Colbert actually consulted the Republican and Democratic parties about his one-state presidential bid. (NYT)

  • Law & Order: Narcolepsy Unit: Members of the anti-gay Westboro Baptist Church, best known for picketing the funerals of U.S. soldiers, have come forward claiming that Republican presidential candidate Fred Thompson once ''saw eye to eye'' with them on homosexuality. I'm not sure what to make of this, but frankly I'm surprised Thompson could stay awake long enough to even hate anyone. (AP)

  • Sweet Jesus: Oh, goodie. It's anatomically correct chocolate season again. (AP)

  • Majored in Deceit: A sex and money scandal at Oral Roberts University? Say it isn't so. (AP)

    about a boy said...

    who wouldnt want a human shaped piece of chocolate!

    Anonymous said...

    While I can understand Archbishop Neiderhauer's "apology under pressure", I somehow doubt giving communion to drag queens was accidental. While he was Bishop of Salt Lake City, he was known for being accepting of everyone, and was genuinely loved and respected by everyone in Mormon land. It wasn't a surprise when we was moved to San Francisco.

    I say, "Good for you, Neiderhauer!"